It makes people so angry to think about helping someone else because it’s the right thing to do.
Helping somebody else who doesn’t have anything, doesn’t take anything away from your needs.
People say that it’s the Christian thing to do to make people be responsible for themselves. That’s not actually the Christian thing to do. That’s a church concept saying that you need to work so that you can give 10% of your earnings to the church. That’s about money and tithing that’s not about the word of God.
Christianity and Jesus teach about caring for one another. Jesus did not charge a sitting fee or a corkage fee for feeding people loaves and fishes. He didn’t even ask that the waiters, ummmm disciples, get tipped.
We could solve the world’s problems if we solved the anger and greed within ourselves.
I wanted to make this picture bright and happy looking so people wouldn’t look away. Homelessness is ugly and scary but what if you knew how to prevent it. to prevent somebody losing their home you would have to know the nine reasons people do lose housing. .
Being involved with the criminal justice system.
Health issues. I think that COVID virus is a prime example of this one
Being in a natural disaster. Let’s talk Texas.
Mental health issues. Mental health issues disrupt your life and they can be once in a lifetime, they can come and go, or they can just be steadily with you without end. There’s no cure and it won’t kill you it just makes your life miserable. Imagine trying to find a job or be housed or live with other people if this is going on with you.
Substance use issues. Cost a lot of money to have a drug addiction, and if you are using drugs or have an addiction it’s disruptive to your workplace into your family life and can cause you to lose your housing. Also, people with active and disruptive addictions make terrible neighbors.
Being a victim of a crime.
Developmental or intellectual disability, lack of education. If you have a hard time navigating society you will have a hard time finding and keeping housing.
Family and domestic conflict. domestic violence is a biggie when it comes to causes of homelessness particularly among women and small children. But we also know that teens are kicked out of their homes when they come out as queer or transgender.
We’re going to talk about all these things in depth over the next couple of weeks.
What did I miss?
I have to learn how to embed TikTok videos into this
To be fair, I’ve discovered that if I use filters on Snapchat I don’t have to put makeup on. That I can videotape myself and send it to TikTok. it’s been 12 years and I’m finally getting a hold of the social media thing
Why do poor folk need cell phones? I used Snapchat to answer this. https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMJnpK679/
I spend time at three different locations by three different agencies housing homeless people. At any given time at least two of them are quarantined for COVID.